Remembering Korryn Gaines. Happy Birthday OC

Korryn Gaines was a 23 year old woman killed by the Baltimore County Police on August 1, 2016. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, officers sought to serve Gaines a warrant in relation to an earlier traffic violation. Upon entering her apartment, an hours-long standoff ensued. At least one of the officers shot Gaines, killing her and wounding Gaines’ five-year-old son. Portions of the standoff were filmed by Gaines and posted to social-media networking sites; however, upon police request, Facebook deactivated Gaines’ Facebook and Instagram accounts (which we later restored after her death).

This piece was to created to honour her as a Black woman, as a mother, and as a human being. It stands in solidarity, as she did, with the BlackLivesMatter and Black Liberation movements.

All profits from the sale of this piece as either a poster or canvas are donated directly to the family of Korryn Gaines, and every purchase also gets a receipt of the donation made as well.

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